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Yehoshua Bar-Yosef

Yehoshua Bar-Yosef (1912-1992) was born in Safed, Israel, was raised in an ultra-Orthodox home and studied at a yeshiva. Later, he left the religious lifestyle and this break is reflected in his writing.
Bar-Yosef worked as a newspaper editor for 10 years, and as a freelance journalist until 1980. He wrote novels, novellas, short stories and plays as well as a historic epic about Safed. He received numerous literary awards, including the Bialik Prize (1984).

Yehoshua Bar-Yosef

Books Published in Hebrew

The Voice of Passion (stories), Kiryat Sefer, 1937; Gazit, 1939 [Kol Ha-Yetzarim]
A Whole Month (play), Mishkan, 1938 [Yerach Yamim]
The Fallen Barrier (novella), Gazit, 1940 [Choma She-Nafla]
At the Sonʹs Wedding (novella), Netzer, 1941 [Ba-Chatunat Ha-Ben]
The Alleys of Jerusalem (play), Achiasaf, 1941 [Be-Simtaʹot Yerushalayim]
The Anonymous (stories), Sifriat Hashaot, 1942 [Ha-Almoni]
Mother of Daughters (novel), Massada/ Bialik Institute, 1943; Twersky, 1952; sifriat Maariv 1988 [Em Ha-Banot]
A Boy in the Street (novella), Hakibbutz Hameuachad, 1945 [Yeled Ba-Rechov]
From a Motherʹs Body (stories), Adi, 1945 [Mi-Gufa Shel Em]
Stories from Meʹah Sheʹarim, Ofer/ Sifron Yedioth Ahronoth, 1946 [Mi-Sipurei Meʹa Sheʹarim]
The New House (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1946 [Ha-Bayit He-Chadash]
A Meeting in Spring (novel), Twersky, 1947 [Pgisha Ba-Aviv]
Negba - Difensive Shield (non-fiction), IDF/ Department of Culture, 1948 [Negba - Chomat Magen]
Magic City (novel) , Twersky, 3 vols.: 1948-1951; Amichai, 2 vols.: 1958; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Ir Ksuma]
Battalion Commander Benny (stories & play), Twersky, 1950 [Benny Ha-Magad]
My Husband, the Minister (play), Twersky, 1950 [Baʹali Ha-Minister]
On the Threshold (novel), Twersky, 1953 [Ha-Omdim Al Ha-Saf]
The Secret of a Woman (stories), Am Oved, 1957 [Soda Shel Isha: Mi-Sipurey Yerushalayim]
Tabernacle of Peace (novel), Am Oved, 1958; Sifriat Maariv, 1988; [Sukat Shalom]
People of Beit Rimon (stories), Amichai, 1958; Sifriat Maariv 1988 [Anshei Beit Rimon]
The Way to the Red Rock (stories), The Author, 1959 [Ba-Derech Le-Sela Edom]
The Three that Left (novel), Massada, 1963 [Shlosha She-Azvu]
Sword of Salvation (novel), Maarachot, 1966 [Cherev Yeshuot]
Upon Thy Walls, O Jerusalem (play), Renaissance, 1967 [Al Chomotaich Yerushalayim]
Between Safed and Jerusalem (autobiography), Bialik Institute, 1972; Sifriat Maariv, 1992 [Bein Tzfat Li-Yerushalayim]
Soul Mate (novella), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1979 [Ahavat Nefesh]
The Fourth Photograph (novel), Yachdav, 1980; Sifriat Maariv, 1991 [Ha-Photograph Ha-Reviʹi]
A Guide for Confused Patriots (non-fiction), Hadar, 1984 [Moreh Derech Le-Patriyotim Nevochim]
Tales of Safed, Tales of Jerusalem (stories), Keter, 1984 [Mi-Sipurei Tzfat U-Mi-Sipurei Yerushalayim]
A Heretic Despite Himself (novel), Keter, 1985 [Epikoros Beʹal Korcho]
Let There Be Light (stories), Hadar, 1985 [Va-Yehi Or]
Three Ways (novel), Keter, 1986 [Be-Shalosh Drachim...]
The Infant from Barʹam (novel), Hadar, 1987 [Ha-Yenuka Mi-Barʹam]
A Hungry Manʹs Tale (stories), Sifriat Maariv, 1988 [Sipuro Shel Adam Raʹev]
On The Way Back (novel), Keter, 1988 [Ba-Derech Chazara]
The Fish and the Dove (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1989 [Ha-Dag Ve-Ha-Yona]
Utopia in Blue and White (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1990 [Utopia Be-Kachol-Lavan]
Burnt Matches (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1991 [Gafrurim Srufim]
Seed of Everlasting Life (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1992 [Zera Shel Kayma]
Parchment and Flesh (novel), Sifriat Maariv, 1993 [Gvilim U-Vsarim]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
The Alleys of Jerusalem [Ohel, 1941]
The Big Curfew [Hamatate, 1947]
Guardians of the Walls [Ohel, 1948]
My Husband the Minister [Hamatate, 1950]
Vote For Agassi [Hamatate, 1950]
It Happened in Tel Aviv [Hamatete, 1951]
Saturday in Tiberias [Hamatate, 1952]
Laugh Beloved Land [Hamatate, 1954]
Until 190 [Zuta, 1966]
Peace, Peace, But There Is No Peace [Habima, 1973]

Books in Translation

Hissda Goes Up the Mountain
English: New York, World Zionist Organization, 1972

Soul Mate
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 1999
 
Manuscripts available in English translation (for publishers only)
Tabernacle of Peace
Magic City (partial) 
Soul Mate
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Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
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Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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